In this compelling article, fortune magazine shows you some great stradegies to protect yourself against cyber crime.
Most of us have become distressingly aware of the phenomenon of ransomware: when hackers freeze an information system and extort a ransom payment in return for its release. The few millions paid out in well-known incidents, like the Colonial Pipeline hack in the United States, are but a fraction of the $20 billion that global ransomware attacks will cost this year, as estimated by Cybersecurity Ventures, reflecting a sharp upward trend. There are three times as many attacks in Europe in the first half of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020. Ransoms paid out in the United States have doubled in the past year. Asia is slightly less alarming: Attacks increased by only 50% over the same span.
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